Little Blue Men

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IF Comp 1998
7th of 27
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XYZZY Awards 1998
Best Individual PC
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XYZZY Awards 1998
Finalist - Best Game, Best Individual Puzzle, Best Story, Best Writing
Little Blue Men
Author(s) Michael S. Gentry
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 1998
Authoring system Inform 6
Platform(s) Z-code 5
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins

The work opens with a quote from Adrian Lyne's film Jacob's Ladder (1990). Then an introductory paragraph compares the protagonist’s job with a cut-throat competition both against the maddening routine and against a gang of merciless workmates. The protagonist must be alert, must be ahead of their opponents, must be cautious and, first and foremost, must be imperturbable.

The game opens with a disclaimer: profanity, explicit violence and gratuitous enmity toward others lie ahead. Nevertheless the author explains that the game deals with finding out one’s self-esteem and begs the player to understand the true purposes beyond the plot.

You are in your dreadful office: at your separate corner to be exact. On your desk there are an in-tray, an out-tray and a telephone. You are carrying a creased dollar bill.

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